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100 Percent Renewable Energy Needs Efficiency and Intelligence. Interview with Severin Beucker (Borderstep Institute)

How can we successfully transform our energy system towards climate neutrality? For Severin Beucker, co-founder of the Borderstep Institute, the most important prerequisites are efficient and intelligent grids and consumers.

25/05/2022

Could Dumping Corn Waste into the Deep Sea Solve our Carbon Woes?

We're already used to seeing bales of corn waste in our fields, but could they soon become a familiar sight on the ocean floor?

28/03/2022

New Smart Roofing Material Can Automatically Heat or Cool With Zero Emissions

The new smart roofing material could help reduce emissions from the heating and cooling of buildings throughout the year.

14/02/2022

How Collaring Cheetahs Reduced Human-Wildlife Conflict in Namibia

Namibia is home to one of the world's last remaining cheetah populations. But for years, cheetahs have decimated livestock herds, leading to a bloody human-wildlife conflict that further threatened the already vulnerable species. New technology and…

02/02/2022

IVF For Coral Reefs: ‘Coral Babies’ Grow to Maturity in Breakthrough Restoration Research

With coral IVF proven to work, researchers turn to robots and citizen science to deliver the new aquatic 'bundles of joy'.

10/01/2022

Solar-Powered Food: Study Reveals Microbial Proteins Could Lead the Way in a Sustainable Future for Food

A new study has revealed edible proteins which are much more efficient and sustainable than traditional staple crops. But does the world have an appetite for powdered microbial proteins?

06/09/2021

Off University: The Free Online University Created by Exiled and Blacklisted Academics

When authoritarian regimes clamp down on freedoms, academics are often the first targets. Now, suppressed academics have teamed with international universities to create a platform that allows their voice to continue to be heard.

16/07/2021

Papilio: A Wind-Powered Street Light That Only Works When You Need It

Conventional electric street lights not only use up energy - they're also a source of light pollution, affect local biodiversity and can reduce quality of life for city dwellers. A new design for a wind- powered, motion-detecting street light might…

15/07/2021

This Innovative Skylight Provides Electricity, Clean Water and Lighting for Informal Settlements

People living in informal settlements across the world often go to dangerous lengths to secure clean water and electricity. A new skylight can provide both - safely, using just normal seawater. 

10/03/2021

Turning a Water Plant Plague Into Useful Biochar

An organisation has developed a process to produce biochar from the invasive water hyacinth. The so-called C2C biochar destroys weeds, improves soil yield, protects the climate and generates new sources of income for communities.

11/11/2020

New Experiment Could Pave the Way for Practical, Affordable Nuclear Fusion

Many researchers consider nuclear fusion as inevitable, but will be simply be too expensive for some? A new experiment looks to make it more practical.

31/10/2020

SkyTruth: Using the Power of Satellites to Hold Oil, Fracking and Fishing Companies to Account

With a focus on oil spills, natural gas fracking and illegal fishing networks, SkyTruth’s work empowers NGOs and members of the public to become watchdogs with a bird’s eye view.

26/10/2020

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